This blog recently noted that St. Petersburg police policy on high speed pursuits and chases for nonviolent felonies endangers lives, causes serious automobile crashes and is a threat to the safety of the community. Your favorite Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney agrees with most rational police pursuit policies in other Florida cities that allow high speed pursuits only for violent crime where the risk of endangering lives is less than the risk posed by the perpetrators of crime. This was the policy in St. Petersburg as well before the mayor decided to get tough on crime two years ago by endanger every citizen’s life.
|St. Petersburg Police in Pursuit of Crime|
News sources note that city council members are now demanding a high speed pursuit policy update because statistics show an increase in pursuits since the policy shift was implemented two years ago. The policy should be to put citizen’s safety first.
Rather than ‘crack down on crime’ by endangering a Clearwater Criminal Defense Lawyer every time he ventures forth to Mazzaro’s Italian Market in St. Peterburg for the blissful fistful of hot homemade biscotti as fast as they can bake them. Why not just do good honest police investigations and make the arrests later when other driver’s will not be placed at risk?